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New study confirms smoking, cancer link (reissue)
Taking up smoking results in epigenetic changes associated with the development of cancer, UK scientists have reported. ANI

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs
A new study by an international team of researchers, including Cambridge and Oxford experts, has revealed that our propensity to be apple or pear-shaped is at least partly in our genes. ANI

Chemicals in mother's blood linked to child's obesity
A team of scientists has revealed that babies whose mothers had relatively high levels of the chemical DDE in their blood were more likely to both grow rapidly during their first 6 months and to have a high body ma*s index (BMI) by 14 months. ANI

Health, Medicine, Fitness and Well-being news for December 12, 2009

Why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse
A study into why teens become addicted to smoking more easily than adults and why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse has been carried out. ANI

American women of Chinese, Korean heritage at increased gestational diabetes risk
A Kaiser Permanente study of 16,000 women in Hawaii has revealed that more than 10 percent of women of Chinese and Korean heritage may be at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy. ANI

Exercise doesnt alleviate period pain
Exercise is of no use when it comes to period pain, say researchers. ANI

Losing over half a stone could help beat heart disease
Shedding just over half a stone could be enough to beat heart disease, concludes a new study. ANI

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